Who wrote the Book of Kings in the Bible?

The two books we now have, 1 Kings and 2 Kings, were originally a single book written by a single author towards the end of the Judahite monarchy. They form part of an integrated history, now known as the Deuteronomic History (Joshua, Judges, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings and 2 Kings) and are attributed to the author of Deuteronomy. This author was anonymous and is therefore known simply as the Deuteronomist.
A: The book of Kings (now produced as two books, 1 Kings and 2 Kings) is part of the Deuteronomic History, written by an anonymous author now known as the Deuteronomist or 'D' source, because he is seen as the principal source of the Book of Deuteronomy. A: The author is unknown, but Jewish tradition holds that Jeremiah compiled the book and originally included it as part of the Books of Prophecy. Some believe this, along with prophetic references within the books, could also indicate that the author or authors were one or several of the prophets.
A: The two books we now have, 1 Kings and 2 Kings, were originally a single book written by a single author towards the end of the Judahite monarchy. They form part of an integrated history, now known as the Deuteronomic History (Joshua, Judges, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings and 2 Kings) and are attributed to the author of Deuteronomy. This author was anonymous and is therefore known simply as the Deuteronomist.

Jewish answer:
Jewish tradition is that Jeremiah wrote the book of Kings (Talmud, Bava Bathra 14b). That includes 1 and 2 Kings, since in the Hebrew Bible they are a single book.
Traditionally Jeremiah is credited the author of the books of Kings.

There are some portions that are almost identical to the Book of Jeremiah, for example, 2 Kings 24:18-25 and Jeremiah 52; 39:1-10; 40:7-41:10. There are also many undesigned coincidences between Jeremiah and Kings (2 Kings 21-23 and Jer. 7:15; 15:4; 19:3, etc.), and events recorded in Kings of which Jeremiah had personal knowledge.
Jewish answer:
Jewish tradition is that Jeremiah wrote the book of Kings (Talmud, Bava Bathra 14b). That includes 1 and 2 Kings, since in the Hebrew Bible they are a single book.
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